Sunday, October 01, 2006

Are we going to choose freedom?

The other day I posted about the bill that authorized secret prisons and torture. It's a serious attack on our freedoms and about as un-American as you can get.

It's not a bill that applies to terrorists. It's a bill that applies to anyone that or Bush says is suspected of aiding terrorists. They have no obligation to present any evidence at all that it's true, not even to a secret court. They can legally just make the accusation and whisk you away into the night.

Our congress recently passed another one, a bill that might seem more innocuous, but is just as much an attack on your freedoms.

Here's the lead paragraph from a Washington Post story on the bill.

With little public attention or even notice, the House of Representatives has passed a bill that undermines enforcement of the First Amendment's separation of church and state. The Public Expression of Religion Act - H.R. 2679 - provides that attorneys who successfully challenge government actions as violating the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment shall not be entitled to recover attorneys fees. The bill has only one purpose: to prevent suits challenging unconstitutional government actions advancing religion.

I found the link to the Washington Post story at The Immoral Minority

The War on Drugs stripped away most of our 4th amendment rights over a period of many years. Our rights are slipping away much quicker these days.

The kinds of lawsuits this Public Expression of Religion Act is blocking isn't just prayer in schools or christmas decorations. It's also lawsuits to block religious indoctrination under the guise of science -- things like Intelligent Design.

It looks like a race to the Dark Ages between Christians and Muslims, and the Christians intend to win.

You're going to have to decide whether you want to vote for freedom or for facism. It's not about liberals and conservatives anymore.

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